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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:50 am 
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Can anyone suggest where I can get a new carbon frame sprayed in colours of my choice?


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:00 am 
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Colourtech in Dartford?


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:55 pm 
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monty dog wrote:
Colourtech in Dartford?

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:15 am 
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DO NOT USE Coloutech.

I had a frame reside there for around 5 months, which was only persuaded out of them by constant calls from Brian at Chas Roberts. A friend (and forum member) has been waiting a year for the return of his frame, despite constant contact with them.

In addition, some of the paint on my frame is very delicate, not what is required on Roberts mountain bike.

Tel, try Argos in Bristol.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Argos in Bristol.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:19 pm 
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OK - if you want quality, then Atlantic Boulevard in Bury - Neil's refinished two frames of mine and both have been excellent and extremely durable. Won't be cheap though. I did enquire with Argos and then were indifferent.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:58 am 
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I sent Argos an email and they're not spraying carbon at the moment....

Not sure many of them do in honesty I think it's a bit more specialist than alloy or steel.

Project is not imminent anyway and is going to set me back a small fortune so it can wait.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:08 am 
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it may be that they spray enamel and then bake it hard , that "cooking" may melt the resin that holds the carbon fibres in place


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:39 am 
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Wait a minute, what makes carbon harder to paint than steel and aluminum?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:44 am 
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please read my earlier post lewisfoto


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